Become a part of the nationwide celebration and recommittment to the ADA - help achieve 25,000 signatures for the 25th ADA Anniversary in 2015.
How has the ADA affected your life? Click on the following link to finish this statement: "Because of the ADA..."
The Great Lakes ADA Center provides information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related laws and can be reached at 800-949-4232 between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM (EST). The Center is one of ten regional centers funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a division of the U.S. Department of Education.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations and telecommunications.
The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 was passed "to carry out the ADA's objectives of providing 'a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination' by reinstating a broad scope of protection to be available under the ADA."
ADA Michigan (formerly The Michigan ADA Steering Committee) operates as the state steering committee for the Great Lakes ADA Center and is partially funded by the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR) Grant #H133A110029. The committee was formed in 1991 and is comprised of volunteers from businesses, disability groups and government agencies working together to increase awareness and knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the State of Michigan. This is accomplished by the providing the following:
You can now file an ADA discrimination complaint form online with the U.S. Dept. of Justice
Small Businesses - See the U.S. Dept. of Justice's "ADA Update - A Primer for Small Business"
Tax breaks are available for many businesses to accommodate people with disabilities.
The ADA Case Law Database is a comprehensive search tool that provides information pertaining to significant rulings under the ADA.
The Disability Law Lowdown podcast offers the latest in disability rights information every other week.
ADA TRAINING AND INFORMATION:
"ADA Anniversary Update: 25 Years Later"
July 21 at 2-3:30
Detroit - Eastern Market, Shed 2
July 21 at 10 AM - 3 PM
Come Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA in Michigan at these locations:
July 21 at 10 AM - 3 PM
July 24 at 11 AM - 1 PM
July 24 at 11 AM - 2 PM
July 24 at 1-3 PM
July 24 at 1-4 PM
July 27 at 6-9:00 PM
July 30 at 4-6:00 PM
Sept. 17 at 11 AM - 2 PM
"Back to School - What Parents Need to Know Before the School Year Begins"
August 5 at 1-1:30 PM
"Federal Facilities & the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility (ABA) Standard - A Refresher"
August 6 at 2-3:30 PM
Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo
August 6 at 4:30-6:30 PM
"Effective Communication and the ADA"
September 16 at 2-3:30 PM
"How Do I know My PDF is Accessible?"
September 17 at 2-3:30 PM
"From Compliance to Competitive Advantage: The Legacy of the ADA and the Next 25 Years"
September 28 - October 1
Date & Time TBA